SMF vs. MyBB vs. XMB vs. Phorum vs. Beehive Forum vs. Unclassified NewsBoard

General SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Version
2.0.6
1.6.3
1.9.11
5.2.9a
1.4.7
2015-07-13
Release Date
2013-10-21 (7 years ago)
2011-04-16 (10 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (12 years ago)
2015-06-03 (6 years ago)
2015-07-12 (6 years ago)
Last Update here
2013-10-25 (7 years ago)
2011-06-22 (10 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2008-10-16 (12 years ago)
2016-02-08 (5 years ago)
2018-11-01 (2 years ago)
Author
Simple Machines
MyBB Group
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Matt Beale, Mark Rendle
Yves Goergen
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
Custom
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
GPL
GPL
License cost
0
US$0
0.00
0
0
0
Main View
Classic forum list
Thread-Type
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Hosting available
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Technology SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
3
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
Other Storage
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
HTML
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
One file
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Mark as solved
No
Forums SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
unlimited
unlimited
one level
multiple levels
unlimited
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Redirect Forums
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Optional
No
Anti-Spam and Security SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Warnings
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Suspension
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP-Block
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Other
An Akismet mod is available
Akismet plugin available.
Aksimet Plugin
Worming, Pilllorying
Notification SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
0
Yes
Jabber
Bookmarks
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Community SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Rating/Karma System
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom profile fields
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Moderation SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Moderators
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global, forums and threads
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Search SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Customization SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
13
Czech, German, English, French, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
CSS only
global
Custom BBCodes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Patch
Skin-Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
Friendly URLs
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Data Management SMF MyBB XMB Phorum Beehive Forum Unclassified NewsBoard
Available Importers
Invision Board 1.1.2, phpBB 2.0.x, Woltlab Burning Board 1.x
Pruning
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Archiving
Plugin
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Export Formats
WAP(2), IMode
none
Export private messages
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
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